[quote=“twonavels”]I hear those things are really expensive. It would be worth it if it was a longer course, not just one of those ridiculous weekend deals. If I did a CELTA it would be to make my life in the classroom easier, to improve my teaching style, and to make sure my students benefit from my teaching. I’ve got enough other crap to take care of getting jobs and salary.[/quote]The thing is, twonavels, Cambridge will teach you to teach their way. Starting off by eliciting the vocab and working through their methods. Another thing is the A, as in celtA, represents adults. I’m sure if you wanted, Happy Marian or Sesame Street or Hess or whoever, would have their own courses that you could do and would give you as many points and tips and likely be of equal value. If you don’t teach in your CELTA class using the CELTA points of teaching guidelines checklist, they’ll fail your arse out’ve there. CELTA is good for those who have ZERO teaching experience and haven’t hit Taiwan yet (IMO). I’ve gotten just as much out of wathing others teach as I did when I did my CELTA. However, I did it in Aus and my BA wasn’t in Adult Edu so it did give me some things should I ever consider teaching adults. Re teaching kids, confidence in the classroom was one I remember it giving me most. Again, I did mine when I had no classroom hours experience, the CELTA gave me those.